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and harm. >> and with less than 40 days to go before the presidential election, alice walker will read her new poem, "democratic womanism." >> you ask me why i smile when you tell me you intend in the coming national election to hold your nose and vote for the lesser of two evils. there are more than two evils out there is one reason, i smile. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. we're on the road in washington, d.c. an attack of a prison in the iraqi city of tikrit has killed at least a dozen people and freed more than 80 prisoners. reports on the details varied. at a local official told the associated press prisoners had seized weapons from a prison store room, while other sources said militants attacked from the outside. a gun battle reportedly stretched for at least eight hours before authorities regained control. the prison houses inmates with ties to al qaeda, and some were awaiting execution. a gunman opened fire thursday inside a minneapolis sign making business, killing four people and wounding se
. >> venezuela is less than one week away from a presidential election. over the weekend, tens of thousands of people turned out four separate rallies led by the rival candidates. tensions escalated on saturday when three supporters of caprille were gunned down. at a rally, hugo chavez condemned the attack and promised an investigation. >> we all have to regret very much the deaths of two people yesterday in a clash over two groups, one in a caravan, the other in the street. two people died. it is very regrettable. i tell all venezuelans, it is not with violence that we face off, is with votes, ideas. >> the and this prisoner and last western citizen held by the u.s. military in guantanamo bay has been transferred to finish up his sentence in canada. he was 15 years old when u.s. troops imprisoned him for killing a soldier during a 2002 attack on his village in afghanistan. he says military guards beat him and threatened him with rape. after 10 years at guantanamo, he faces up to another six years in prison in canada, but could be eligible for parole as early as next year. on saturday, the
he has been running on this tax plan. five weeks before the election, now he is saying his big, bold idea is, "never mind." the fact is, if you are lowering the rates the way you described, governor, then it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect high-income individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. it is math. >> mitt romney challenged obama's assertion that his tax plan would cost the country $five trillion in revenue, the knowledge to cut spending on government programs will drastically increasing funding for the military. in a jab that quickly exploded on twitter car romney told moderator jim lehrer he would cut funds to employer pbs, despite his love for certain sesame street character. >> i am sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i love big bird. i like you, too, but i am not one keep spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for. >> we will expand the debate with third-party candidates after the headlines. turkey has launched strikes inside syria after a bomb fired from
down the state's election law requiring voters to show photo id. pennsylvania's law allowed voting only to those who could produce a state driver's license, government employee id, or a state non-driver id card. but on tuesday, a commonwealth court judge ruled the state does not have enough time to adequately provide id to all those that need it in time for the november 6 election. the law was among the strictest to pass as a nationwide effort critics say is aimed at disenfranchising lower-income residents and people of color who tend to vote democratic. after its passage earlier this year, pennsylvania's republican house majority leader, mark -- mike turzai, predicted it would help romney win the state. tuesday's ruling does help pave the way for its use in future elections. mississippi also announced it will not enforce its law requiring photo ids at the polls. palau was put on hold after the justice department demanded proof that the measure would not violate the voting rights act. meanwhile, the battle of guns in ohio with some candid out overnight in order to cast their ballot. ohi
rule of primogeniture. so what they did is they elected among the royal lineage the man with the best qualifications as a warrior. keach: but that was not all. before the elected king was formally crowned, he was expected to launch a pre-inaugural raid -- a campaign against either a rebellious town or against towns not previously conquered. the raid would show that the man elected was in fact a competent military leader. this altar celebrates 11 conquests by the great aztec king montezuma i. but montezuma is not portrayed anywhere on the monument. instead, it celebrates 11 warriors, each shown subduing an enemy. in aztec society, it was not just the king who benefitted from warfare. the aztec society was unquestionably a strongly class-based society, but it did allow for a certain amount of mobility. and this mobility was largely through success in war. a successful commoner could hope to achieve noble status by virtue of his deeds. keach: this form of social mobility was illustrated in 16th century documents. first, a poorly dressed novice takes a captive. when he takes another capti
called for early elections in a bid to dissuade demonstrators from rallying. as many as 50 dozen people are expected to join the demonstration called for by the jordanian wing of the muslim brotherhood. turkey has authorized further military action against syria as a continue to fire artillery across the border for a second day thursday in retaliation for mortar blast that killed five turkish civilians. turkish police used teargas to disperse anti-war protesters to the turkish parliament while lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a measure allowing the military to conduct cross border actions. the turkish prime minister said the country was attempting to deter further violence. >> turkey wants peace in the region as well as safety. this is our sole concern. we do not want war and never would. the consequence of four in the region is obvious. the parliamentary authorization of foreign deployment of turkish troops is intended solely as a deterrent. as you are aware, one of the most important instruments to prevent clashes is deterrence. >> police in south africa have shot and killed another st
. we are on the road in washington, d.c.. >> the presidential debate of this election is happening miles away from columbine high school and aurora, two of the worst domestic events in our history. if there was ever a time to pose a question about current policy to our candidates for president of this country, then this debate happening on wednesday is the time. >> as president obama and mitt romney prepare for the debate in denver, survivors of recent shooting massacres are asking the moderator to ask the candidates about gun violence. we will speak with colin goddard, who survived the shooting at virginia tech in 2007, and to poet professor nikki g rabbani, who taught the shooter in her class. >> if you are not concerned about gun violence, what are you concerned about? >> first, the u.s. death toll an event -- afghanistan tops 2000. we talk about america's longest- running war. all that and more coming up. this is democracy now!, democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. iran's currency has hit an all- time low amidst a worsening financial crisis brought upon
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